Food and wine in NSW

Highlights

From wine tasting in the beautiful countryside to succulent seafood on the coast, NSW is a haven for lovers of fine wine and food. Savour quality seasonal produce and browse farmers markets. Some of Australia’s best restaurants are in Regional NSW and there are fun food and wine festivals to enjoy.

  • Food and Wine in NSW

Delicious food and wine across NSW

Taste the mouth-watering delights of NSW, from elegant wines and quality produce in the beautiful countryside to fresh seafood on the gorgeous coast. Explore tranquil wine regions, discover delicious restaurants and classic country pubs, and enjoy the rural charm of farmers markets.

A treat for your sensors, there are 14 distinctive wine regions in NSW, with cellar doors, wine tours and plenty more things to do and see. The rolling vineyards are near spectacular national parks and fascinating heritage attractions. You can even cruise on a paddle-steamer in The Murray to a winery.

Many more tasty experiences await you. Explore Australia’s Oyster Coast on the unspoilt South Coast, savour juicy prawns on the splendid North Coast, relish enticing cool-climate wines and seasonal produce in Country NSW and visit the oldest wine region in Australia, the Hunter Valley.

Food and Wine in NSW

Some of Australia’s best restaurants are in Regional NSW. Muse Restaurant in the Hunter Valley, Biota Dining in the Southern Highlands, Fleet in Brunswick Heads, and Paper Daisy in the Tweed have all won two chef hats out of a possible three in The Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide.

Check out the exciting events calendar for food and wine festivals, and country fairs and shows, such as Taste Riverina Festival in the Riverina, Orange Wine Festival in Orange, and Mudgee Food and Wine Festival in MudgeeBatlow CiderFest in the Snowy Mountains celebrates the apple harvest.

Mayfield Vineyard, Orange

The philosophy behind NSW’s farmers markets and farm-gate trails is local seasonal produce. From cheese and truffles to olive and olives, there are moreish delights across NSW. You can visit the famous Bega Cheese Heritage Centre in Bega. And there are numerous hands-on experiences, too.

Catch a Crab is in Tweed Heads and a memorable ocean-to-plate tour with Australia’s Coastal Wilderness Adventures is in whale-watching Eden. In many charming towns are great pubs, such as the Pig & Tinder Box, in a colonial bank building in Tamworth. You’ll find craft breweries to visit, too.

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    The De Bortoli Bilbul winery in the Riverina is famous for the iconic dessert wine Noble One but also produces world class fortified, premium varietal and sparkling wines. Great strides have been made with varietal...

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  3. Eucumbene Trout Farm

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  4. High Valley Wine and Cheese Co

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  5. Jim Wilds Oyster Service

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  7. Southern Highland Wines

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  8. Tropical Fruit World

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